Gothic Death 1740-1914
Gothic Death 1740-1914

Gothic Death 1740-1914

A Literary History

Smith, Andrew

Editorial:
Manchester University Press
ISBN:
978-0-7190-8841-4
Gothic death 1740-1914 explores the representations of death and dying in Gothic narratives published between the mid-eighteenth century and the beginning of the First World War. T... Más información
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Editorial:
Manchester University Press
Encuadernación:
Cartoné
Idioma de publicación :
Inglés
ISBN:
978-0-7190-8841-4
EAN:
9780719088414
Dimensiones:
2160 x 1400 mm.
Peso:
430 gramos
Nº páginas:
220
Fecha publicación :
01-09-2016
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    Gothic death 1740-1914 explores the representations of death and dying in Gothic narratives published between the mid-eighteenth century and the beginning of the First World War. The book challenges ideas about the presence of a Gothic uncanny in the period by exploring how the dead either inspire empathy or become objects of scientific scrutiny. From Graveyard Poetry to the Gothic of the early twentieth century, images of the dead are used to explore ideas about sympathy, mourning and love. This narrative of death in the Gothic is paralleled by a movement from writing to reading in which the cultural emphasis shifts from concerns about how to represent the dead to a focus on decoding the meaning of death. Writers explored include Thomas Gray, Edward Young, Ann Radcliffe, Mary Shelley, James Boaden, Edgar Allan Poe, Emily Brontë, George Eliot, Charles Dickens, Henry Rider Haggard, Bram Stoker, Oscar Wilde and Arthur Machen. Whilst this is a literary history of the representations of death in the Gothic it also explores and explains the various religious, political and scientific contexts which informed this Gothic tradition. This book will be of interest to academics and students working on literature on the Gothic and more generally on the literary culture of the period.

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